Do you want to increase the watch time for the videos you’re publishing on YouTube?
End screens encourage viewers to take action and extends the watch time on your YouTube videos. The problem with the end screen templates that YouTube provides is that they don’t include calls to action on the template, so it’s not obvious to viewers what action to take.
The video below shows how to make a custom end screen template
using Canva that includes several calls to action.
Here’s an example of a video displaying one of the generic end screens that YouTube provides.
Here’s an example of a custom end screen template I created that includes several calls to action.
Here’s how to create a customized end screen template using Canva.
Go to canva.com, click Use Custom Dimensions.
Choose 1920 by 1080 pixels
Download this template I created and upload it to Canva
Click uploads to upload the template
Select the generic template I created
Okay, it’s uploaded here, so I’m going to bring it in. The whole area is 1920 by 1080 pixels.
The area for the end screen elements go in the middle. This is the area YouTube provides.
To create a template, click on Transparency, move the transparency to the left a little bit
so the template becomes semi-transparent
Now add your own background. Say for instance, I want to put a
blue background on there, then I can add some elements.
Add the subscribe text. We’re going to change the font to Norwester for this one.
I’ll move the word SUBSCRIBE just outside the elements and then change the color.
Click on the color at the top here, change it to white. Check how it looks.
We’ve got transparency all the way to the left. This will push the template to
the background so just the foreground is displayed. SUBSCRIBE HERE is now displayed
I decided to change the color of my template to black.
I’ve got Subscribe Here, then maybe we’ll add a couple of arrows.
I’ll just bring this arrow in here and move it around a little bit, shrink it a bit.
It’s not going to be perfect for this demonstration, but you get the idea.
Then I’ll just go up here to copy the arrow move it over to the left
Click Flip Horizontally to move the second arrow into place
This is for the subscribe profile icon
At the bottom I want to add “Thanks for watching.”
Highlight “SUBSCRIBE HERE” then click Copy, & bring it down to the bottom
then change it to “THANKS FOR WATCHING”
The profile icon and 2 video playlists or videos can be added to this template
Save the template as a JPEG and download it to your desktop.
I then bring the template into the timeline in my video editing software (Screenflow) to add the video that will be displayed in the last 20 seconds of the uploaded video. I’ll shrink the video so it can be positioned top right of my template.
I then process the video and upload it to YouTube to see how it looks.
Here’s the uploaded video to add the template to
Click Edit Video
Click End Screen & Annotations
Click Use Template.
I want to use the end screen template that has one subscribe and two videos or two playlists.
I move the profile icon under “Subscribe Here” and a video and/or video playlist below that. Just make sure it’s above,
“Thanks for watching,” I can move it a little bit higher and align it a little bit better.
We got our subscribe element here.
Then we’ve got the Choose Video Playlist. Let’s select this one for now, then we’ll select Best for Viewer, click Save.
It says, “Please add space between the elements,” so I got to move “best for viewer” down a little bit.
This is my subscribe graphic, so if somebody hovers over that,
they’ll see the big red subscribe button to click on.
If they hover over these or click on any of these elements, then they’ll go to that particular video or playlist.
That’s about it.
Here’s the completed end screen when viewed on YouTube.
As you can see, I’ve got the subscribe button and the related video and playlist.
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Above are a few examples of different end screens you can create with OutroMaker.
Here are five important things to keep in mind when creating a YouTube end screen.
The YouTube end screen is also called an end card, end slate, or outro.
- Reinforce your calls to action by telling viewers what to do such as clicking on the Subscribe button or
checking out the next video.
- Try different calls to action in your end screen elements to see which one gets the most clicks. Visit YouTube Analytics to track the performance of your end screens.
- Tease viewers at the beginning what to expect at the end of your video. For example, you could say, “Make sure you stay till the end of the video, so you can download my cheat sheet on how to generate revenue from your YouTube channel.”
- Download my end screen template by clicking on the link in the description below this video.
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